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Advocacy and temporary therapeutic housing for unrecognized\alienated Combat veterans.
Military
Good Cause
New York
Created December 4th, 2021


Advocacy and temporary therapeutic housing for unrecognized\alienated Combat veterans.


Bravo foxtrot United Veterans Inc.- The corporation is a non-profit organization formed for the purpose of establishing a residential program(s) that will provide temporary stable housing and holistic therapy (meditation, self-awareness, mind/body/spirit cohesion, etc.) , to veterans in order to facilitate their successful reintegration back into their families and communities.


I, Matthew Simoni has served our great nation for nearly a decade, which includes four "boots on ground" combat deployments from 2007 to 2016. In 2011 I was ranked number one out of one hundred and fifty six members in my pay grade ( verifiable upon request). During the last three years on my enlistment I held a TS-SCI4 (Top Secret-Secret Compartmented Information Level 4) clearance. This is the highest clearance level one can receive in active military service. I held this clearance due to the fact I was individually selected to qualify for the CNO (Chief of Naval Operations) priority one command, SEAL Team 6 (formally known as COMNAVSPECWARDEVGRU). I was privileged to serve as Naval Special Warfare Combat Service Support. In 2016, I was discharged from my command.

Shortly following my discharge, I fell into a deep depression. I was separated from my wife, lost all contact with my children, my vehicle was repossessed, my home was foreclosed on, I was facing legal issues, I was fired from 5 construction jobs, I was homeless for over a year, and attempted to take  my own life. My extensive experiences in the VA patient unit lead me to realize that my mental emotional affliction was a result from certain experiences in my military service. I found that prescription medication and traditional psychotherapy (i.e. CBT/Prolonged Exposure Therapy) simply only masked the symptoms of what was really going on. 

In January of 2018, I met my partner and co-founder of Bravo Foxtrot, Jade Pinto. She introduced me to a more holistic approach to life. I learned to not expect a “cure” but rather coping techniques and to embrace the experiences I went through in order to pave what proved to become a path to a better quality of life. Some of these techniques that worked for me are Meditation (mind, body, spirit cohesion), mindfulness, natural nutrition and perhaps most importantly, a community and support system (not necessarily blood related).

 Lastly, I want  to specifically outline any and all funds solicited will be directly funding; 

  1.  Maintaining our base location in Bay Shore, Long Island which facilitated the distribution of food/clothing, legal aid, emotional support groups that many local veterans have come to reply upon over the past six months.

  2. Investing in our 98 acre upstate location that we will be using as a Temporary and stable therapeutic housing for Veterans (with a focus on Combat Veterans struggling with PTS)

  3. Supplies and materials necessary to facilitate the above stated line items.


Donations & Comments

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Tina Giustiniani
Tina Giustiniani donated $500
1 month ago

Reply from Matthew Simoni
1 month ago

Wow!!! Tina, a high school friend of mine!! What a generous donation! Thank you for believing in us!!!

Timothy Irwin
Timothy Irwin donated $250

I'm a friend of Fred Blumlein

1 month ago

Reply from Matthew Simoni
1 month ago

Thank you, sir!

ERIC SCHNEIDER
ERIC SCHNEIDER donated $100
1 month ago

Reply from Matthew Simoni
1 month ago

Thank you Eric, We appreciate your donation and hope that you keep intouch with us. Bravofoxtrot.org FB- @bfuvets

Casey Monroe
Casey Monroe donated $50

Semper Fi!

1 month ago

Reply from Matthew Simoni
1 month ago

Thank you to my friend, Casey!

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